Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MMSC28 Holy Nativity Christmas Card

Hi Everyone~  Welcome to week 28 of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges!!  I cannot believe that 28 weeks have gone by since we started this amazing journey with you all.  Are you getting ready for the holidays yet?  I do think that I am looking forward to the smell of the turkey in the oven, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (that I think I have watched on TV for as long as I can remember), the Football game, snuggling by the fire and candles lit throughout the house.  Ohhhh, I can't wait now!!

So, to start off the holidays on the right foot, we really need to remember the real meaning behind the holidays.  The birth of Christ that is why we celebrate to begin with.  This is a cute image of the nativity, but still depicts the meaning just the same. 

I used some puffy paint on lamb to look realistic and sparkled the Angel's wings, added some golden gems to represent stars in the sky and one dangling star charm as the Star of David.  The raffia is to be the hay that surrounds them.  I hope that you enjoy all of the special effects used to make this more meaningful.

A close up to show the dimension.

The inside with a gorgeous around the page punch and the word "remember" so that we do remember the meaning of Christmas.

The metallic gold handmade box envelope to finish it off.

BIG NEWS. From this week's sketch challenge, each of the Design Team members will be choosing a card from this week's entries to be featured on their blog during the Blog Hop. So along with doing the regular sketch challenge, we are asking you to make a "CHRISTMAS CARD" this week. One of our lovely Design Team members will be contacting you after the close of the challenge to let you know that your card has been chosen to be featured on their blog for our Christmas Blog Hop. You will need to participate in the Blog Hop to have your name put in a drawing for a special prize at the end of the Hop. Please let your Design Team Hostess know that you will be able to attend the Blog Hop to be eligible to win the prize.

Visit the MMSC Blog for all the latest happenings.

Our Gold Star Award this week goes to -
#36 Sassy
Our Remarkable Awards this week go to -
#19 Carolyn, #26 Teri Sherman, #37 Crafty Pagan

Thanks again to Michelle's Scrapbooking & More for being our Monthly sponsor..check out what they are giving away this month HERE

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Hope you can join us this week.  Thanks for dropping by today, and I greatly appreciate your comments as they encourage me so much.  Have a wonderful week everyone, and I will see you again soon!


Denise @ kc242 said...

Carolyn, Your nativity Christmas card is so beautifully done. I had to click and enlarge it to enjoy ALL of your fine details. There are so many little fine details that send this card over the top. Nativity cards are some of my favorite and you have slid this one into first place. Fantastic take on the sketch challenge!

loz said...

Soo beautiful Carolyn and such a lot of detail..Loz

Anonymous said...

Oh my word!! Carolyn, you've done such an AWESOME job with this sketch!! The colors, the images and so many beautiful touches on this!! You girls rock these sketches each and every week!! BIG HUGS

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, your nativity is breathtakingly beautiful. Such amazing details that each time I look I find another little detail that I missed before. The inside of your card is so pretty and I just love how you put the word Remember! Such a gorgeous job this week.

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Carolyn, you've made another wonderful keepsake with this beautiful Nativity card. I also love all the deep, rich colors you've used here to make it feel like night-time. Your work is always gorgeous and a treat I look forward to seeing each week. :) Michelle

Karen W said...

Wow, Sandee this is just gorgeous, must have taken hours to make this.

Unknown said...

Wow what a pretty card - its adorable! Love the papers and the awesome layout!The image and sentiment are amazing.I am also buying card for giving gigts to the friends.

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Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Great Nativity image and coloring, cute hay idea and lot of glitter and shine. Tons of detail inside and out make this a real winner.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Carolyn, this nativity card is so gorgeously sweet!!!! I love that you added the raffia! Great touch with all the other fabulous details!

Kym Weber said...

Your nativity scene card is breathtaking! So much detail! You're surely an inspiration to making gorgeous cards.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Csrolyn - you have captured it all on one word - remember!! What a gorgeous Christmas Card - I love that nativity setting and the colours you have used - the gold is such a beautiful touch! Love the detail, inside and out - this is indeed a 'work from the heart!' Love it Carolyn - just DIVINE! There is always inspiration to be found here - thank you for your commitment to excellence! Gorgeous (and the card! LOL!) God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Carol Hurlock said...

Absolutely, with out a doubt, the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen. What a beauty!!